Why Should I Hire You?

Interview skills at higheradvantage.org

Photo credit: Alamy and careers.theguardian.com

Everyone dreads hearing an employer ask “Why should I hire you?” in a job interview.  It’s a very common question that our clients need help to anticipate,  understand and answer.

Here are highlights of good advice from a recent article in theguardian.com, which includes additional tips and explanations.

  • Refer to the Job Description.  Emphasize the same points.  Consider using the exact words when it sounds natural.
  • Focus on what you can do for the employer, not what they can do for you.
  • Never directly compare yourself to another person.  It can make you seem competitive rather than a strong team player.
  • Evidence your answer.  Give examples from your past experience.  If you can cite numbers or acknowledgement from your employer, even better.

Higher’s new elearning training, How to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions will help clients answer this important question, as well.  Read more here and think about trying this great new training with your highly skilled clients.





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